[Dovecot] Time moved backwards by 4398 seconds

Anders mail at flac.kalibalik.dk
Fri Jun 20 12:10:47 EEST 2008

Johannes Berg <johannes at sipsolutions.net> writes:

> On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 10:53 +0200, Anders wrote:
>> I was puzzled that it was always 4398 seconds, in particular because
>> this server runs an NTP daemon. A little searching for this problem
>> shows that it is an issue with the Linux kernel gettimeofday(), see
>> e.g. http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/8/23/96
> The thread puts it down to buggy hardware and puts a workaround into the
> kernel where it belongs, not in dovecot.

That's not helpful.

By that line, the entire "time moved backwards" thing does not belong
in Dovecot.

Anyway, I was not proposing the patch to be included, just asking for
advice as to whether it would be safe. I even noted that it was ugly.

As I am already compiling Dovecot myself, I prefer a patch there,
rather than diverting from the distribution kernel.


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